Balsam

Bal'zaminova family.The genus Impatiens.

Impatiens often called "Vanka wet".He is known under different nicknames: impatiens, vechnotsvet, light.They reflect the different characteristics of this plant, and may themselves be its characteristic.

Impatiens genus includes about 400 species.This is not only decorative plants, some species have a practical use.One of them is familiar to us, it is - henna.

Balzaminov Variety is so large that it is difficult to give an accurate description of generalizing.This annuals and perennials and herbaceous and subshrub form.Stems from Balzaminov juicy, fleshy, often translucent - this they resemble succulents.The flower (.. Different colors: white, orange, pink, magenta, purple, etc.), usually five lobes, have long spur, fruit - elongated pyatistvorchataya box.

In the indoor horticulture often grow Impatiens Impatiens sultan and Zholsta having different species and varieties, as well as hybrid forms, such as Impatiens Waller.

requirement to moisture: abundant water

ing in summer, moderate - in the winter.

Temperature: not very fastidious, but in winter it is desirable to keep them at a slightly lower temperature (optimum 14 - 16 ° C).Sudden changes dislikes.

Light mode: moderate lighting plant does not tolerate direct rays, but can suffer etiolation with a lack of lighting.It grows well on all windows except the south (where protection is required from excess sunlight).Impatiens Waller shadow-.

requirement to soil: prefer loose nutritious zemlesmesi (ideally a mixture of hardwood and greenhouse earth with the addition of sand), and feeding solutions of organic fertilizer is better to alternate and to hold fortnightly, once organic, the second - with mineral additives.

Propagation: seeds and cuttings (spring and summer).Cuttings rooted in two weeks or a little longer.Seeds germinate in about the same time frame, to get them you need to pollinate the plant.

Features: in the period of rest completely the growth does not stop.After quenching balsams summer can be planted in open ground or placed on the balcony, but to clean the room before the onset of night frosts.